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We Want You to Celebrate National Nurses Week!

by Allison
5. May 2014 14:36

Well, this is exciting! I just learned of a recent Congressional Resolution that officially supports National Nurse's Week, which is May 6-12 every year!

The Resolution details the virtues and contribution of nurses, and concludes that The House of Representatives "Supports the goals and ideals of National Nurse's Week, as founded by the Tervis TumblerAmerican Nurses Association; recognizes the significant contributions of nurses to the health care system of the United States; and encourages the people of the United States to observe National Nurse's Week with appropriate recognition, ceremonies, activities, and programs to demonstrate the importance of nurses to the every-day lives of patients."

Hooray! With health and wellbeing on the minds of so many of us, how wonderful that our nurses, who play such a vital role, are being acknowledged. Did you see that they also encourage Americans to observe National Nurse's Week? Sounds like a good idea to us! 

This year's National Nurse's Week theme is "Nurses Leading the Way," which fits perfectly with our Leadership Begins with You and Spirit of a Leader themes. Of course, we also have a huge variety of specially designed nurse and healthcare appreciation gifts, too!

Whether you have National Nurse's Week activities planned, or are looking for ways to express your appreciation, our gifts are sure to inspire. Need a little inspiration yourself? Here are my favorite three articles with our best nurse appreciation ideas!

10 Gifts for Nurses that Show Your Appreciation.

Regular Recognition Ideas for Teachers and Nurses.

How Do You Appreciate Nurses and Teachers?


Allison is a self-proclaimed Copywriting Diva and has the certificate to prove it! She's been writing for Baudville for five years and has worked in a variety of business settings for 20 years. Before becoming a professional writer 13 years ago, Allison worked as a department manager where she used Baudville products to motivate her team. She's what we call a true believer!

Nurse Appreciation Ideas for National Nurses Week

by Falon
30. April 2014 15:42

May 6-12 is set aside every year as National Nurses Week. As the healthcare needs in our country grow, so do the number of working nurses! Working in this field often requires being on your game (and on your feet) for 10-12 hour shifts. It's hard work – work that many of us come into contact with many times throughout the year, and a quality nurse can make all the difference in the world!

Celebrate National Nurses Week with some of our great, new products!

I love our "Making a Difference: It's What I Do" gifts! It's so true!

"I Rock in 12-HOUR Shifts" is something your nurses will relate to!

Lapel Pins make great wearable badges of honor for your nurses to share with their patients!


As a team member since 2005, Falon has worn just about every hat the 'ville has to offer. She's seen both sides of working life — as an employee and as a manager — so if it sounds like she knows what she's talking about, we're pretty sure that's why. When she's not juggling between the IDville and Baudville brands, she's been known to whip up a mean diorama - just like that!

Our Top Three Themes for Recognizing Medical Laboratory Professionals!

by Allison
21. April 2014 09:39

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week is April 20-26, 2014 and I've been doing a little research to learn more about it. It turns out, as a group, they do a great job of promoting the contributions they make behind the scenes in the healthcare industry. They even have a theme: "Rock Your Pride. Pride in yourself, pride in your work, pride in your results."

Hmmm…I think Baudville might have just right appreciation gifts to go with their theme!

You Rock. One of our most popular themes for workers in any industry, You Rock sends an energetic and positive message that will resonate especially with your lab workers.

Positive Praise. This theme has tons of fun, positive messages with bright colors and designs. So much to choose from, but my pick for your Medical Laboratory Professionals is You Rock Shout Outs. The entire week, your team can share the gift of mutual appreciation by covering their work area with recognition messages from their peers!

My Boss Thinks I'm Kind of a Big Deal. Knowing that so much of Medical Laboratory Professionals' work is performed backstage, so to speak, you can make an extra effort to shine the spotlight on them with our My Boss… theme gifts. Now everyone will know about the vital role these professionals play! Still not sure how to show your appreciation? Check out our all-new healthcare themed gifts or our huge variety of bestsellers. There is most definitely something for every healthcare professional on your list!

Which reminds me: National Nurses Week is also coming up May 6-12, 2014! If you have nurses to appreciate, too, get started shopping now!

Allison is a self-proclaimed Copywriting Diva and has the certificate to prove it! She's been writing for Baudville for five years and has worked in a variety of business settings for 20 years. Before becoming a professional writer 13 years ago, Allison worked as a department manager where she used Baudville products to motivate her team. She's what we call a true believer!

Our Product Guru's Top 5 Springtime Faves!

by Kendra
10. April 2014 10:08

I don't know about you, but I love spring! The sun finally comes out, the birds begin to chirp, and we welcome our resident family of geese back to their summer home here at the 'ville. But the cherry on top is all the recognition events that happen in the spring! This week is National Volunteer Week, April 17 is National High 5 Day, Administrative Professional's Week is April 20, and then, in May, there are Teacher Appreciation Week and National Nurses Week. That's a lot of recognition! So, in staying festive I've picked my favorite springtime recognition gifts!

1. California

With so many colors and messages to choose from, this gift will put a smile on your recipient's face. Pair it with a handwritten note and a Crystal Light On-the-Go packet and you have a fresh, new gift!
California Tumbler

2. Mini Glass
Candy Mason Jars

Filled with gourmet Jelly Beans, this gift is a tasty treat that lasts! Pair a Mini Glass Candy Mason Jar with one of our Mason Tumblers for a fun gift! We have a lot of great sentiments for Teachers and Nurses.
Candy Mason Jar

3. Glitter
Lapel Pins

Add a little sparkle to your co-worker's day with our best-selling Glitter Lapel Pins! Glitter Lapel Pins are a fresh, new take on the classic lapel pin. Pair the Glitter Lapel Pin with our lapel pin presentation box for a completed gift.
Glitter Lapel Pin
4. Tervis Tervis Tumblers® are a popular drinkware item that now features Baudville art! Tervis Tumblers will fit anyone in your work place. They hold hot or cold beverages and are dishwasher, microwave, and freezer safe. Plus, they offer a Lifetime Guarantee and are Made in America!
Tervis Tumbler

5. Slingpack

This bag is just the gift or giveaway for your summer picnics this year! For as low as $3.95 per bag, you can fill it up with our Color Splash Water Bottles and an Eye Popping Squeezie for a low cost gift giveaway. With ten different options to choose from you're guaranteed to find one that fits your team!
Slingpack Bag

To find more recognition events, click here to visit our recognition event calendar.


Kendra is Baudville's Product Coordinator. Using her awesome powers of organization and research, she brings new and innovative products to our customers. She is a recent graduate and is ready to help with your recognition wants and needs. Watch out, because this young professional just touched down at Baudville!

5 Low Cost Gift Ideas for National Nurses Week

by Kendra
23. April 2013 08:30

National Nurses Week is just around the corner and we're here to help you get prepared! We've put together a few low cost / DIY gift ideas to help you recognize the special nurses in your life. When is National Nurses Week 2013 you ask? With just a week and a half to go, National Nurses Week is May 6 – 12, 2013.

Multi – Color Syringe Pens
These new pens are just $1.99ea! Pens are sold in packs of 5. Each pen contains a colorful liquid inside making this a fun and unique gift to give to your nurses.

How to Give: For an inexpensive gift, give a Multi-Color Syringe Pen with a free
National Nurses Week Print and Post. Make sure to write a note on the back for an added personal touch!

Create Your Own Thank You Gift!
We got this great idea off the blog
Craftiness is not Optional. Fill a plastic cello bag with small items that your nurses will use and love. Items you can use to fill your Nurses goody bags are candy, pens, Twist Top Tumblers, Chapstick, and hand sanitizer.

How to Give: Add the finishing touches to your nurses' goody bags with a ribbon and a personal note, making this goody bag an easy-to-give National Nurses Week Gift!

A Note a Day Pill Box
This awesome idea comes from a great nursing blog called
Nursetopia. They talk about giving this gift to school nurses, but we think it is perfect for any nurse or healthcare professional. Nursetopia suggests filling the little compartments with small pieces of candy such as Starbursts, Dove Chocolate, and Tootsie Rolls and including little notes of encouragement for each day. Check out Baudville's free Print and Posts to include as notes of encouragement!

How to Give: Hand out the Note a Day Pill Box to the special nurses in your life at that beginning of National Nurses Week. This way, every day they have a small gift to remind them how special they are!

We Appreciate You – Stethoscope Tote Bag
Our best-selling tote bags are a great gift for your nurses during National Nurses Week. Practical poly-canvas tote bags are sturdy and have a lot of room to carry everything your nurses need.

How to Give: Give the healthcare themed tote bag just by itself. Or, create an extra special gift for your nurses by including some of their favorite things in the tote bag.

Steth-o-Charms – Priced at just $8.95 this cute and practical gift already comes nicely packaged and ready-to-give! Baudville has an array of Steth-o-Charms geared toward nurses. One of my personal favorites it the Nurses Rock Steth-o-Charm. Steth-o-Charms add the perfect amount of bling to your nurses' stethoscopes and are easy to attach with the elastic strap backing that securely holds the Steth-o-Charm in place.

How to Give: Give Steth-o-Charms to your amazing nurses with a card appreciating their dedication!

Even though these nurses gifts are all great low cost gifts, make sure you spend time making the presentation of the gift thoughtful. Personally give them the gift and verbally express you appreciation and gratitude towards their hard work.

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